ACADEMY OF SCHOLARS: Advisor-Margaret Piela
Academy of Scholars is a Cumberland County Schools based organization geared toward college-ready students. Students meet once per month at various locations to discuss a multitude of subjects ranging from scholarships, financial aid, transitioning to college, and lifestyle issues.
ART CLUB: Advisor-Arnold Middleton
The purpose of the art club is to foster interest in the world of visual arts and for students to have a place where they can share like interest and/or compare/contrast works.
THE BRAIN TEASERS: (Pilot Status for the 2016-2017 school year) Advisor-Rachel Moore
The purpose of this club is to present its members with the opportunity to develop problem solving skills using clues to solve mysteries and riddles.
BUCCANEER BUDDIES: Advisor-Stephanie Walsh
The purpose of the Buccaneer Buddies Club is to promote friendship and acceptance between students with and without disabilities at JBHS. The club will allow opportunities to develop life skills, leadership, social skills, and community involvement. For those students who are seeking volunteer hours for various serviced organizations, this is a great opportunity to earn service hours.
BUCCANEER LIFE (JBHS Youth Group): Advisors-Delarese Townsend
Buccaneer Life is a student led club focused on starting and growing a relationship with Jesus Christ. We, as a club, strive to reach out to the student body here at Jack Britt by showing God’s love in a practical way. During the year we involve ourselves and our classmates in activities such as See You At The Pole and National Day of Prayer. The club has national affiliation with Youth for Christ and Campus Life Clubs, which can be found in local high schools across the county and country. Buccaneer Life accepts anyone and everyone, and is here for you to have a faith outlet to plug into. Come and experience for yourself
DANCE TEAM (Pilot Status 2016-2017 school year): Advisor-Celia Crall
A school spirit club to perform at football, basketball, spring sports, and other school spirit events. The Dance Team will represent Jack Britt HS as an elite dance team in a Universal Dance Association Competition.
DECA: Advisor-Pamela Brunner
DECA is the student organization through the marketing education program. The organization is designed to extend learning from the classroom to the real world. DECA promotes four areas of personal development for students’ vocational understanding (VU) – knowledge based experience learned through academic competitions and conferences; civic consciousness (CC) – community service activities created and executed monthly; leadership development (LD)- experience gained by committee members and executive board members; and social intelligence (SI)- vast opportunities for networking with fellow students and community leaders. DECA is a student driven organization.
DRAMA CLUB: Advisor-Hillary Bogers
The JBHS Drama Club is a service organization focused on learning about, practicing, and sharing the love of theater and all of its arts with the student body and community surrounding Jack Britt. As Troupe #6268 of the International Thespian Society (ITS), we focus on building a team through theater activities such as improvisation in workshops, crafts, costume builds, performing at Stoney Point Recreation Center, and the spring play/musical
ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB: Advisor-Melissa Harris,
The Environmental Club is an organization sponsored by Cumberland County’s Go Green initiative that allows students to educate others about sustainable living practices and ways to protect resources. Students can earn service hours by collecting recyclables once a week from all the classrooms in the school and by participating in Fayetteville Beautiful events.
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America): Advisor-Alexis Newsom & Allison O’Dell
FBLA is an incorporated, non-profit student organization that aims to assist students in their pursuit of career and business knowledge; improve the leadership skills of students; and provide educational and recreational activities for students, such as state and national conferences, where informative workshops and competitive events testing take place.
FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America): Advisor-Pam Lineberger
FCCLA is a national Career & Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family & Consumer Sciences education.
FORENSICS (Speech and Debate): Advisor-Kaitlin Lumpkins
The Forensic Team provides structure for students, guided by their teachers, to become proficient in the communication arts. These arts include the ability to analyze human problems; research varied and complex issues; gather and organize relevant materials; formulate an integrated, consistent, and persuasive presentation; and master and use the skills of oral communication in a responsible and ethical manner. The ultimate outcome should be ever-growing and learning, involved, and productive citizen-statesmen; who have the ability to make logical, sensitive, and informed decisions; express and defend their ideas; test those ideas in a wide variety of public forums; and be held accountable for the ethical and social impact of those ideas.
HOPE (Helping Others Promote Equality): Advisors-Amiee Riley and Danielle Steinhauser
Our mission is to bring together LGBTQIA+ and their allies in a non-judgmental environment, and encourage acceptance and social equality through education and sharing experiences. In doing so we will further our vision of creating a discrimination-free school and a society that is equal to people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or other interconnected expressions of self. Students, faculty advisors, and community members will meet together to find ways to make Jack Britt High School a safe and welcoming school, free of harassment and discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning people and allies. HOPE will utilize active and stimulated discussion to raise awareness of current social issues to help promote full equality for all.
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America): Advisors-Sandra Jones & Betsey Vera
HOSA is a national organization that promotes leadership skills and careers in the healthcare field. Regional, state, and national leadership conferences are held yearly. Community involvement and volunteerism are also encouraged.
INTERNATIONAL CLUB: Advisor- Amy Hutmacher
International Club at Jack Britt is a way to learn about other cultures, socialize, and volunteer at various events around Fayetteville. All are welcome to join. Our monthly meeting typically includes a country presentation from a club member, and planning for upcoming events. We volunteer at local fundraisers, meet at local restaurants, and attend and volunteer at local international festivals.
JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE (Latin Club): Advisor-Erin Guzman
Jack Britt JCL is a chapter of the National Junior Classical League whose purpose is to promote the study of Latin and impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of classical antiquity. We celebrate Roman culture by exploring Roman historical events and holidays. Competitions are held at the local, state, and national levels.
KEY CLUB: Advisors–Amber Gavin & Angela Haynes
Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. There is no academic requirement, just a commitment to service.
LEGATO (Show Choir): Advisor-Richard Butler
Legato is an Honors (Proficient/Advanced) level chorus class that serves as both a show (Pop/Jazz/Broadway) choir and a concert (traditional) choir. Legato performs at the JBHS Fall, Winter, and Spring Concerts as well as some community performances. Members sing the National Anthem at Homecoming and numerous other athletic events, the Alma Mater during morning announcements, and are the core performing ensemble providing vocal leadership for the annual Chorus Spring trip and the school musical (by audition).
MARCHING BAND: Advisor-Timothy Parsons
The Marching Buccaneers is a premier performing ensemble, utilizing diverse styles of music to educate and entertain. The Jack Britt High School band program is comprised of diverse components that perform and compete at the local, state, and national levels (Bands of America). Our program offers students a comprehensive educational experience through music performance, life lessons, and opportunities that extend beyond a traditional classroom. Our students have learned that with hard work, leadership, and dedication, everything is achievable.
MATH TEAM: Advisors-Robert Thomas/Mary Dyer
The purpose of the Math Team is to compete at the local, state, and national level in math level II, math level III, and comprehensive math. We meet weekly every Friday for student led practice to prepare for math competitions later in the year, normally in the spring. We do some national online competitions, like the Rocket City Math League, as well as going to places like Wilmington, ECU, Pembroke, FSU, etc… to compete in person at the regional and state level. We take the AMC – 10 and AMC – 12 paper and pencil test to compete nationally.
MU ALPHA THETA (Math Honor Society): Advisor: Robert Thomas, Co-Advisor: Mary Dyer
Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 88,000 student members by June each school year in more than 1,800 schools. We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Advisor-Delarese Townsend
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nations’ premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginnings in 1921.
RUSH Campus Ministries: Advisor-Elsa McBride
RUSH is a student-led, Christian club that empowers students to put their faith into action to change their school. Students meet weekly to have fun together, grow in their faith, and take part in numerous school/community services. We want to make a difference in the world, our community, and our school, so if that’s you, come and join us! (Though RUSH is a Christian club, it is open to students and faculty of all beliefs, backgrounds, and lifestyles, so come any week to try it out! No dues are required; we simply ask for commitment, respect, and a willingness to grow.)
SAVE (students Against Violence Everywhere): Advisor-David Jackson
SAVE is a national organization that strives to decrease the potential for crime and violence in schools by involving students in meaningful school safety efforts. SAVE promotes safety, unity, and inclusion among all students. We try to bring to light an awareness of violence in our community as we seek ways to put an end to this violence.
SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Advisor-Barry Duff
SNHS is a nationally affiliated organization. Students who are eligible to join are in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, have an interest in science, and are invested in pursuing a possible science major. Younger students may join, if they are enrolled in an AP Science class. Applicants must have a minimum of a B+ average in all science courses. Required monthly meetings will include Science related presentations by guest speakers, sponsors, and/or members. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue a research question within the realm of science and use experimental design to gather data and form a conclusion based on individual research, as well as take part in Science Olympiads or other science related school events. Students also may volunteer in environmental activities and/or in the medical field. Officers are elected by club members.
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: Advisor-Hannah Clayton
North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a non-profit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college, and public school campuses across the state. These tournaments are rigorous, academic, interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering, and technology. The challenging and self-motivating events of NCSO align with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, as well as the National Science Education Standards. The events are designed to enhance and strengthen both science content and process skills.
SKILLS USA: Advisors-Charles Walter and Nattlie McArthur
Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Skills USA helps each student excel. Its mission is to help its members become world class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens.
SOCIEDAD HONORARIA HISPANICA (Spanish NHS): Advisor-Mercedes Harris
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica was formed by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese to recognize the academic achievement of students of Spanish/Portuguese in high schools in the United States.
SPANISH CLUB: Advisor-Denise Pereira
The Spanish Club’s goal is to help students gain knowledge and understanding of Spanish countries and culture. The club focuses on the food, dances, customs, and traditions of Spanish countries.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA): Advisor-Erin Guzman
The Jack Britt SGA is a member of the North Carolina Association of Student Councils (NCASC) and seeks to promote school spirit and community involvement, as well as provide opportunities to enhance student leadership. SGA is responsible for planning and coordinating many school activities including Homecoming, the Mr. Jack Britt and Miss Jack Britt Pageants, and fundraising to benefit charitable organizations.
STUDENT 2 STUDENT /MILITARY APPRECIATION CLUB: Advisors – Athena Rogers and Patricia Richardson
Jack Britt’s Student 2 Student/Military Appreciation Club is a student-led service organization focused on welcoming new students to Jack Britt, as well as showing our military service men and women, as well as their families, how much their service and sacrifices are sincerely appreciated.
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION EDUCATION PROGRAM (STEP): Advisor-Henrietta Jutson
The Sustainable Transportation Education Program (STEP) is a collaborative effort with North Carolina State University’s Freedom Center, College of Engineering, and the College of Education. The purpose of the program (STEP) is to immerse students in learning about the electrification of transportation through solar projects and competition.
TSA (Technology Student Association): Advisors- Ed Genova, Charles Walters, Kerry Humphrey, and Henrietta Jutson
TSA is a student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. Members learn through competitive events that feature diverse activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).
TOTAL IMAGE & GENTLEMEN OF DISTINCTION: Advisor: Janice Daniels
Total Image and Gentlemen of Distinction are clubs for young ladies and young men, organized for the sole purpose of creating and/or promoting a more positive attitude and interaction among students at Jack Britt High School and their community. The objective of the club is one of self-improvement through heightened student morale, camaraderie among peers, self-esteem, dignity, and service to the community. Through activities designed to exemplify the stated objective, the organization promotes a positive image and provides opportunities for high school students to become role models. Some of the activities include, but are not limited to, “Dressing For Success” every other Wednesday, Team Building Exercises (held during monthly meetings), providing Thanksgiving Love Boxes for needy families in the community, Teacher Appreciation gifts, Backpack Buddies, and various community service activities.
TRI-M NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Advisor-Wendy Steslicke Co-Advisor-Richard Butler
The purpose of the Tri-M National Honor Society is to inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, and promote leadership in the music students of secondary schools.
VITAL IMPACT STEP TEAM: Advisor-Monica Davis
The Jack Britt High School Step Team, Vital Impact, serves as a step/dance organization that practices traditional “stepping” as an expressive dance form, usually accompanied by chanting and/or singing where a leader, or step master, choreographs the routines, which include a series of rhythmic claps, stomps and precise arm motions to create a unified sound. This organization is considered to be a performance group, and also a community service organization, as requirements for membership include voluntary service in the school and community.
Requirements: Eligibility – All currently enrolled Jack Britt High School students shall be eligible for membership upon completion of a tryout/camp to be held in the fall and/or spring semesters, and selected by a panel of qualified judges.
YEARBOOK STAFF: Advisor-Alexis Newsom
Members of the Yearbook Staff are responsible for producing the JBHS yearbook, which aims to document the school year in a creative way and will serve as a source of memories for years to come.
Published by Elsa McBride on August 26, 2016